September 25, 2013 at 6:00 AM
The Dude, Mike Andrews, makes his triumphant return to the podcast to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the website with Chris. We tried our hardest not to make this a back-slapping, hey-remember-when yuk-fest. Did we succeed? Who knows?
Links and a timeline, after the jump...
September 20, 2003: Mike Andrews launches SoxProspects.com. Jorge De La Rosa is ranked atop the system. The site also features a Forum in which readers can discuss the Sox farm system. Memorable early topics include the Portland Sea Dogs releasing their 2003 card set.
June 2005: The SoxProspects.com News Page launches. The first post is an interview with a Greenville Bombers season ticket holder. Early highlights on the News Page include Andrews filing the site's first bylined report on June 22, covering the Lowell Spinners' season opener.
August 2006: SoxProspects.com adds a Wiki.
February 2007: Although the News Page had featured first-hand reporting already, player interviews become a regular feature, beginning with this Q&A with Brandon Moss.
April 2008: Largely the work of Mike Reynolds, the website adds a sortable statistics database. This database now contains statistics for every player in the system dating back to 2007 at all levels, as well as updated standings and schedules.
January 2010: The website incorporates, forming SoxProspects, LLC.
March 2010: SoxProspects.com enters into a partnership with ESPNBoston.com to provide original content for ESPNBoston's Red Sox blog.
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